WHEELING – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team is officially on a winning streak after defeating Wheeling Jesuit by a 2-0 score Friday night in a Mountain East Conference affair.
The win was the fourth in a row for head coach Gavin Donaldson and his Bobcats as they improved their record to 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the MEC.
Wesleyan gave up an own goal in their last game with Concord, this time they were on the right end of an own goal.
Juwon Akintunde played a cross that deflected off a Wheeling Jesuit defender and went into the net to give Wesleyan a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute of the game.
The contest stayed at 1-0 until Wesleyan scored in the 69th minute.
Wesleyan kept Wheeling Jesuit off the board for the final 20 minutes for their second shutout of the season.
Wesleyan owned a 20-8 lead in shots and a 9-5 margin in shots-on-goal.
Bobcat keeper Alessandro Armenia turned away all five shots he faced.
Wesleyan had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The loss dropped Wheeling Jesuit to 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the MEC.
Wesleyan will play again Sunday night when they host the University of Charleston Golden Eagles at 7 p.m.